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stopped elective surgery to prepare for these patients. and that distribution of the severely injured patients amongst several hospitals i think made a difference. i would also say the blood pressure of one particular patient on arrival was very low, and the response time from the scene to arriving to us and then in the operating room was extremely fast. and if it had been delayed a little bit longer, i wonder if we wouldn't have seen more people pass away. >> dr. alasdair conn, we thank you and all your colleagues and work you've been doing in boston. thank you, sir. we're going to be back with more after this. >> thank you. he's agreed to give it up. that's today? [ male announcer ] we'll be with him all day as he goes back to taking tylenol. i was okay, but after lunch my knee started to hurt again. and now i've got to take more pills. ♪ yup. another pill stop. can i get my aleve back yet? ♪ for my pain, i want my aleve. ♪ [ male announcer ] look for the easy-open red arthritis cap.
, there was a remarkable moment as tom menino, boston mayor for many years. he announced he will not see re-election. he was in the hospital, came back from the hospital to address reporters today. the mayor has -- really looms large in the city of boston because of the duration and the fame of his tenure there. >> for sure. i mean, he was -- he's been mayor for 20 years. of course, was mayor on 9/11 when two of the planes left boston logan airport. and so security here has been taken uber seriously ever since. in many ways this was the worst place to try to do something like this because police had swept that area. there were emergency responders who did yoemen's work taking care of people immediately, highly trained folks there. there were dozens if not hundreds of police in those two blocks and race officials. police were drawing their pistols within seconds muof tha explosion. the presence was there. i'm sure much will be examined and how much they've spent on security in the past. but it's -- you know, from all accounts, at least at first, they did what they were supposed to do. >> curt of -- >> i
, to be methodical, find out what's happening. and i think the mashed obama is one of the reason he is got elected, he's a stable, measured presence. it's important that he do that, but also be present. >> michael before we let you go, there's demand for answers, a lot of pressure on naming a suspect. but in the end, i mean this could take a considerable amount of time. you think about the anthrax attack, post 9/11. the answers around that remain sort of hazy to this day. as an expert had has dealt with these issues before, i'm sure you would caution us that the solutions may not be forthcoming in any sort of short timeframe. >> i would be and i think that messaging has been coming out loud and clear from the white house and the task force and the mayor and governor of massachusetts, i think that's very good. the other thing i'm very happy hasn't happened yet and i hope it doesn't, is that we don't engage in political fingerpointing about why this happened. we've got to grieve for the victims, take care, make sure we have things secure. figure out who did this. and then there will be a time to ref
in the special election. he crossed the finish line just before the blast and gabriel gomez joins me now from boston. first of all, thankfully you are all right physically. but tell me what you experienced as you crossed the finish line and then heard the blast? >> sure. yeah. first you know, my family and my thoughts and prayers are with martin's family. with families of the two people killed, and with 176 people that were seriously injured in the hospital. two blocks before the finish line. my wife and kids were there. my youngest is an 8-year-old son. and i went over there and greeted them, gave them the hugs and kisses and i finished the finish line, minutes before the explosions went off. i was about a block and a half away. i heard the explosion, i saw the smoke. i heard the explosion, my first innistinct was to try to get ho of my wife and kids to make sure they were fine. we were supposed to meet up right afterwards. it took about 30 minutes to get ahold of them. you know my emotions were boiling over. it went from sorrow to grief to quite honestly, anger. i mean this is pure evil. wh
, rachel. >>> massachusetts is about to have a senate election. john kerry gave up his senate seat in order to be secretary of state. the race to fill his seat included somebody running in the marathon today. gabriel gomez crossed the finish line within minutes of the explosion. joining us now is will ritter, the press secretary arranging a party for mr. gomez when he heard the blasts going off. thanks for being here. >> thanks for having me. >> where were you? >> i was at the corner. we were going to have a press conference, we were going to talk to the media. we were assembling the media. >> he already cleared the finish line? >> he had, fortunately ten minutes earlier. he heard the blasts and turned and saw the smoke from boston public library 100 feet away. >> in terms of the scene and how people reacted, most people's instinct is to run away. people who are trained or know they have something to offer will run toward the scene, how did that balance out? >> that was scary there. where i was, where the friends and family meet up with the 26,000 people crossing the finish line, you have a
now? >> actually, i can't tell you that. i would be surprised if all non-elective surgeries. for our general and emergency service, we did cancel our scheduled cases for tomorrow and we have to sort them out over the next several days. >> did you saw all victims have been identify? >> no, i didn't. i don't have that information. >> have they reached their family members? >> again, i don't know. >> can we expect further information tonight? can we get further updates? >> tomorrow. i'm looking for my public affairs. the next press conference will be tomorrow. >> do you know if everyone has identified? >> we'll let you know, public affairs is on call 24/7. >> is this a trying night for you and your colleagues? >> it's been a busy day. >> how many hours of surgeries did you do? >> approximately? >> six surgeries, right? how many hours? >> well, i started doing surgery at 8:00 a.m. and i stopped to talk to you. actually, i have to go back. >> can you spell your last name for us? >> fagenholz and first name peter. >> can you identify how we should identify you? >> i'm a trauma surgeon. >>
can't tell you that. i would be surprised if all non-elective surgeries. i can tell that you for our general and emergency service, we did cancel our scheduled cases for tomorrow and we're going to have to just sort them out over the next several days. >> did you saw all victims have been identified? >> no, i didn't. i don't have that information. >> do you know if all have reached their family members? >> again, i don't know. >> can we expect further information tonight? will we get further updates? >> tomorrow probably. >> tomorrow. i'm looking at mike from our public affairs office. the next press conference will be tomorrow. >> do you know if everyone has identified? >> we'll let you know, public affairs is on call 24/7. >> do you know if everybody's been identified and connected with their families? i don't know that yet. >> doctor, how much is this a trying night for you and your colleagues? how much of a trying day and night has this been for you? >> it's been a busy day. >> how many hours of surgeries did you do if you add them all up? >> approximately. >> pardon me? >> if yo
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